Evaluations are based on the 6 core competencies:
- Patient Care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-Based Learning/Improvement
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- System-Based Learning
A 360 degree evaluation system is implemented whereby the supervising faculty, nursing staff and patients assess the fellow’s performance on a monthly basis. The evaluation is reviewed with the fellow at the conclusion of the rotation.
These evaluations are used as a tool that provides a means of identifying both strengths and weaknesses. They allow correction of individual deficiencies to ensure continued high standard performance.
At the end of each rotation, the fellow completes a confidential evaluation on his attending physician and the rotation. Semi-annual evaluations are conducted to facilitate growth and learning. At completion, the overall clinical competence is assessed and reviewed with the fellow by the Program Director.